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Apple’s AirPods remain the industry leader when it comes to true wireless earbuds, but not everyone wants to shell out the $200 it costs for a pair of the popular white buds. That’s why we’re fans of Back Bay Audio’s new Tempo 30 earbuds, which deliver many of the same performance features as AirPods, all for just $34.99.
The Tempo 30 Wireless Earbuds are a great AirPods alternative, both in terms of sound quality, battery life and overall value. The Back Bay Audio earbuds deliver a whopping eight hours of music on a single charge (up to 32 hours with the included charging case), and can be worn safely through rain, sweat and even in the shower, thanks to the buds’ IPX7 waterproofing technology. The earbuds’ internal “nano-coating” keeps the moisture out — and the tunes playing on.
Audio-wise, we’ve tested the Tempo 30 earbuds against our AirPods Pro, and they’re surprisingly powerful, with full, wide-ranging sound and clear, crisp details (no muffled tracks here). The audio is plenty loud too, and if you really want to turn it up, you can switch from Back Bay’s “Signature Sound” mode to their new “Bass Mode” for extra motivation.
We found the Tempo 30 Earbuds great for taking calls on the go too, thanks to their dual microphones. And with six(!) different fit options, it was easy to find a pair of eartips that stayed securely in our ears. Even while going on a run or hitting the treadmill at the gym, our Tempo 30 Earbuds stayed in our ears comfortably.
Back Bay Audio’s Tempo 30 Earbuds are one of the best AirPod alternatives on the market, beating Apple when it comes to battery life, waterproofing and price. The AirPods Pro do offer noise-cancelling technology, though if you just need a pair of everyday earbuds for music and calls, the Tempo 30 Wireless Earbuds will do just fine.
At just $35 here, they’re a whopping $150 cheaper than the AirPods’ current listed price too, so if you’re looking for a cheap AirPods alternative, it’s a no-brainer.
Find out more about the Tempo 30 Earbuds and pick up a pair for $34.99 right now at BackBayBrand.com. Two colors are available: black and rose gold.
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